Pothole meaning

pŏthōl
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A hole or pit, especially one in a road surface.
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A deep round hole worn in rock by loose stones whirling in strong rapids or waterfalls.
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A place filled with mud or quicksand that is a hazard to cattle.
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A deep hole or pit; esp., a deep, round hole formed in the rock of a riverbed by gravel whirling in water.
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A deep cave extending downward underground.
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A shallow pit or other edged depression in a road's surface, especially when caused by erosion by weather or traffic.
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A pit formed in the bed of a turbulent stream.
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(geology) A vertical cave system, often found in limestone.
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(archaeology) A pit resulting from unauthorized excavation by treasure hunters or vandals.
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Origin of pothole

  • c 1826, from Middle English pot (“a deep hole for a mine, or from peat-digging") + hole

    From Wiktionary

  • pot +"Ž hole

    From Wiktionary